SC should explain use of JDF – Escudero

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The timing of the House investigation may be dubious, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Supreme Court still owes the public an explanation on how it utilizes the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF), a senator said Thursday. “Wala namang above the law,” said...

More business execs saw ‘a lot’ of govt corruption in 2013 – SWS survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – More business executives saw “a lot” of corruption in government last year when the so-called P10-billion pork barrel scam was exposed, a poll conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed. The 2013 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption showed 56...

Aquino signs P2.265-T ‘pork-less’ budget for 2014

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With more than a week before the end of the year, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday signed the P2.265-trillion budget for 2014 sans the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). At a ceremony in Malacañang, Aquino signed the 2014 General...

PNoy promises to show how he spent his ‘pork’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Amid public clamor, President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he will be showing how the President’s Social Fund (PSF) has been spent during his term. “I-authorize natin, papalabas ko sa PMS, saan ba ginastos over the three years that I...

Miriam proposes phase-out of ‘pork barrel’ by 2016

MANILA, July 31 (Mabuhay) — Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a resolution seeking to give less and less “pork barrel” funds to lawmakers until these discretionary funds are completely scrapped by 2016. Santiago proposed that the Priority Development...